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Research, utilization and protection of caves 1

proceedings from the 1st scientific conferenceResearch, utilization and protection of caves

Mlynky, 8. – 10. October 1997

Editor: RNDr. Pavel Bella, PhD.

© Slovak Caves Administration, Hodžova 11, 031 01 Liptovský Mikuláš, 1998 Issued and printed by Knižné centrum, publishing house, Predmestská 51, 010 01 Žilina, ISBN 80-88723-88-4

Contents

Introduction

List of participants

Geology and geomorphology

  • H. Hercman – P. Bella – J. Glazek – M. Gradzinski – S. E. Lauritzen – R. Lovlie: Radioisotopic dating and paleomagnetism of speleothems from the Demänová Ice Cave and geochronology of level IV of the Demänová cave system
  • V. Cílek: Cave aragonites - genesis, destruction and protection
  • J. Tulis – M. Košík: Confirmation of aragonite finding in the Bystrianska cave
  • M. Zacharov: Geological conditions of the Kamenná pivnica cave and its relation to the Jasovská cave
  • Z. Hochmuth: Contribution to chronology and genesis of cave levels in the Jánska Valley
  • P. Bella: Fluvially modelled georelief of the Bystrianska Cave
  • Ľ. Gaál: Karst phenomena of Hrádok surrounding and their relation to the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
  • L. Novotný: The biggest question of the Stratenská cave system
  • J. Činčura: Collapse breccias as indicators of destroyed underground spaces
  • R. Lehotský: Discovery of pre-eggenburgian paleokarst in the Čachtické Karpaty Mts

Biospeleology

  • V. Košel: Characteristics of underground fauna in Slovakia with proposal of faunistic regions
  • Ľ. Kováč – V. Košel: Hexapoda, Collembola in caves of the Slovak Paradise National Park
  • B. Lehotská – J. Ondruška: The first results of the systematic chiropterological research in the Strážovské vrchy Mts.

Monitoring, utilization and protection of karst and caves

  • S. Klaučo – J. Filová – J. Zelinka: Influence of visitors´ attendance on speleoclimate of the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
  • M. Lalkovič: Past damage of aragonite fills in the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
  • G. Ferenczy – I. Maros: Protection security measures in inaccessible caves in the Bükki Hills National Park
  • T. Parrag: Problems of water use in Mecsek Mountains - the Vizfo spring
  • M. Bobro: Occurrence of solid and biological micro-components in Slovak caves selected for speleotherapy
  • M. Orfánus: Operation and spelelogical exploration of the Važecká Cave
  • J. Ujházy: Operation of the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
  • K. Škorvánková – M. Vaľo: Forests above the Stratenská cave system
  • J. Špičuk – M. Bobro:Air-pollution monitoring in the Slovak Paradise National Park

History

  • M. Lalkovič: Contribution to the history of the Važecká Cave
  • M. Lalkovič: From the history of the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave

Documentation and informatics

  • J. Tulis: Recapitulation of exploration and research of the Stratenská Cave System
  • P. Holúbek: Caves on the right side of the Demänovská Valley
  • J. Sýkora: Measuring and mapping of the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
  • P. Bella – P. Gažík: Geographic information system on caves - theoretical-methodological aspects and concept of cave geosystems space model
News

Jasovská jaskyňa zatvorená

Oznamujeme návštevníkom, že z dôvodu rekonštrukcie prehliadkovej trasy bude Jasovská jaskyňa od 5. 9. 2022 pre verejnosť zatvorená. Predpokladáme, že práce budú ukončené do 3. 10. 2022. O tom, kedy bude jaskyňa znovu otvorená budeme včas informovať na webovej stránke. Za pochopenie ďakujeme.

Dear visitors, the Jasovska Cave will be closed from 5th September  2022 due to reconstruction of tourist path. We suppose reopening after the 3st October 2022. The exact date will be announced via our website. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Bystrianska jaskyňa zatvorená

Oznamujeme návštevníkom, že z dôvodu rekonštrukcie elektroinštalácie bude Bystrianska jaskyňa od 15. 8. 2022 pre verejnosť zatvorená. Predpokladáme, že práce budú ukončené do 15. 10. 2022. O tom, kedy bude jaskyňa znovu otvorená budeme včas informovať na webovej stránke. Za pochopenie ďakujeme.

Dear visitors, the Bystrianska Cave will be closed from 15. 8. 2022 due to electric installation reconstruction. We suppose reopening after 15. 10. 2022. The exact date will be announced via our website. We apologize for any inconvenience.

SHOW CAVES OPENED AGAIN

Dear visitors, our show caves are opened again from May 15, 2021 under the following restrictions: visitors must wear a face mask, disinfect hands and keep the required distance from each other. Details are stated in official country regulations and legislature. The number of visitors per admission is reduced. Thanks for understanding. We wish you a pleasant visit!

Underground boat trip in Domica Cave not available.

24.07.2018 Due to low yield of underground water the boat trip in Domica Cave is not available. The short tour is available. Thank you for understanding

Cave visit with small children

Dear visitors, due to increased visitation of parents with very small children (circa up to 3 - 4 years of age), we would like to kindly ask you to have a rucksack baby carrier with you for visiting the more demanding caves in given time. This recommendation concerns all caves but the most concerned are the following ones: Demänovská Cave of Liberty, Belianska Cave, Dobšinská Ice Cave, Demänovská Ice Cave, Harmanecká Cave. We also ask you to consider visiting the cave with your crying child, which could disturb the other visitors. Thank you for understanding and we wish you a nice experience.

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